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it's hard. very hard. >> reporter: john kill bride was brought to tears talking about what happened to his 81-year-old father-in-law saturday. police are looking for the men posing as contractors who stole $90,000 from the man's safe inside his home on normandy drive. kill bride said the men driving a red pickup truck with paving equipment in the back did work on his father-in-law's drive way a few weeks ago. >> apparently my father-in-law recognized them and they had a child with them and they basically used the child as a decoy. >> reporter: police are calling this a distraction robbery. in this case, the men asked to use the bathroom leaving the victim with the child. instead, police say they went straight to the open safe. >> sometimes they will bring kids with them. i think that's part of the scam. they drive around, that he see an older person outside the house, they he knock on the door telling them their drive way or roof looks like it needs work. >> reporter: police say the men were also inside the victim's car. some neighbors saw the red truck but just assumed law
having work done. >> can't trust anyone any more. it's scary. can't trust no one. >> of course older people with a good heart will say okay well you have a child with you, you know, we'll let you in but people have to be, you know, cautious. >> reporter: mr. kill bride says now his father-in-law will never be left alone knowing the scammers are still out there. >> i couldn't sleep. i couldn't put my head on a pillow at night knowing what i did to this man. >> reporter: now police are looking for two or three men in a bright red into your model pickup truck. if you have any information you're asked to call police. we're live at northeast detectives, trish hartman, channel6 "action news." >> trish, thank you. philadelphia detectives are trying to solve a murder of a 54-year-old woman tonight killed in her fishtown home. detectives were called to the 1300 block of earl street this morning by a person concerned about a friend who lived there. when police arrived they found kathy wilson dead. she had been severely beaten. investigators are questioning several people but haven't named any suspects.
chopper6 hd was over the scene of a double shooting this afternoon in kensington. it happened on the 700 block of east that wasser street. police say two males were shot. one of them was 24 years old, the other was 20. they both remain hospitalized tonight in stable condition. no arrests have been made. >> we are learning more about the husband and wife who carried out the san bernadino massacre last week taking the lives of 14 people. today the fbi talked about what they found when they searched inside the home of syed farook and his wife, tashfeen malik. there were 19 pipes that could have been turned into bombs and then they said this. >> as the investigation has progressed, we have learned and believe that both subjects were radicalized and have been for quite some time. now, how did that happen, the question we're trying to get at is how did that happen and by whom and where did that happen. >> the fbi says the muslim
couple had taken target practice at ranges within the los angeles metropolitan area with one session held within days of the shooting rampage. meantime thousands of employees of san bernadino county are back to work today for the first time since the deadly shooting last week. the reopening of much of the government's offices signaled an effort to return to normalcy for a community that has been left in shock. a county worker who was shot last week but survived asked the community today to continue to mourn for the victims. >> i ask that you come together and hold each other strong because it is the strength that will help us heal. >> officials said all county facilities have increased security including armed sheriff's patrols. counseling centers and a help hotline are also opened. and there will be much more on the mass shooting coming up on world news tonight with david muir. that's at 6:30 right here on
"action news." >> and now turning to the forecast as we make our way through the work week, it will get warmer every day. let's look live from sky6 hd right now from our temple university camera. feeling a little chilly out there now with the sun going down but the next few days will be unseasonably mild. meteorologist cecily tynan joins us outside on the terrace with the latest from accuweather. is this december for sure, cecily? >> it certainly doesn't feel like it at all. as you're stepping out tonight, you definitely do need a jacket but nothing all that thick and today another very warm day for december. the high in philadelphia shot up to 57 degrees. the average high for this time of the year in the upper 40's and december temperatures so far now that we're through the first week running more than 6 degrees above average and i am tracking even warmer air on the way later this week. right now philadelphia 52 degrees, wilmington 50, reading 48 degrees, millville 44 and sea isle city 48 degrees. along the coast temperatures a little bit cooler because they
have been dealing with clouds much of the day. satellite6 along with action radar showing we did start with some sunshine but the clouds really thickening and pushing all the way up through the lehigh valley and that's associated with a coastal low that's off the coast of the carolinas. but what that low pressure will do, it's not going to be hugging the coast. it will move out to sea, so that means the immediate coastline could get clipped with a couple showers, mainly, though, this will just be bringing us some clouds overnight. and then temperatures above normal right through the end of the week. tomorrow we'll take a little dip in temperatures but still running 4 degrees above normal. wednesday 9 degrees above normal and thursday a whopping 14 degrees above normal and it actually gets even warmer than that as we head into the weekend. i'll talk all about that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. and i'm also tracking some rain on the way. sharrie. >> cecily we'll see you when you come inside. as the work week gets under way make it part of your routine to check in at
6abc.com/weather. hourly forecasts and the storm tracker6 live radar will keep you up to date. a vigil under way in trenton pushing for greater driving privileges for undocumented immigrants. proponents of assembly bill 425 were outside the statehouse. under the bill undocumented residents could legally get licenses. however, they would look different and be more expensive and couldn't be used for other i.d. advocates say it would improve road safety but governor christie vows to veto the measure. >> sometimes you just need a second chance. today philadelphia's district attorney launched a program to help people charge with nonviolent crimes get back on track without jail time. it's called future forward. and "action news" reporter vernon odom explains how it works. >> reporter: the landmark community college campus north of center city. soon to be a laboratory for a law enforcement experiment. philadelphia's d.a. and the college's top brass have entered a joint agreement to
let nonviolent defendants go to school here rather than lock them up in prison. >> instead of trying them, instead of convicting them and sending them to prison and getting a felony conviction which is an economic debt sentence we're giving them an opportunity to get an education here at community college to improve their lives. >> reporter: the d.a. says this is a move to relieve prison uncrowding and unnecessary mass incarceration. the students will get tuition aid if the state and federal governments. the number of students could be in the hundreds. community college has long had a reentry he from prison program and they say it's been successful in changing a lot of hearts and minds. >> we already have programs that deal with the population of either formally imprisoned individuals and now we'll be dealing with individuals before they actually have to go to prison so we're accustomed to dealing with this population. >> we'll identify nonviolent felons, we're going to refer them to community college and to the public defender to review to see if they're appropriate. >> reporter: student body reaction appears to be
supportive of the school's mission. >> i think it's a great idea as long as they're nonviolent criminals, give them a chance to get a good education, get on the right path in life. >> oftentimes what you see here especially with african-americans is that they have minor crimes, it goes on their record and then it's so hard to find a job. >> reporter: the d.a. staff and the public defender are now screening suspects who might be eligible. their goal is to have a new program up and running in the spring. in spring garden, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> time now for the "action news" traffic report. >> monday night let's go to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hey, matt, how are you. >> hey, guys, doing well. how about you. >> good. >> good, good. very nice sunset over king of prussia tonight. the traffic not looking quite as beautiful but it's a lot better than it was this morning here on the schuylkill expressway eastbound. this afternoon just heavy from this point at 202 into the curve. but the problems with that plate over the expansion joint on the schuylkill eastbound just east of the blue route from this morning have been
fixed so both lanes are opened. that's the good news. bad news is it is still a little bit slow on 76. and very slow on the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound as you come away from norristown speeds are in the single digits. that's because since last we spoke, there was a crash in the eastbound lanes between norristown and fort washington. it's gone now. all lanes reopened but you're still dealing with the backlog as you can see. in upper merion watch out for some flooding issues because of a drainage problem this afternoon. not because it's raining along croton road. that is a good spot to avoid. in cochranville chester county a crash that's been closing route 10 all afternoon. hulmeville road or 796 will be better bets. i told you about the vehicle fire along 42 northbound headed towards the walt whitman bridge, just the right lane blocked now and the slower speeds are on the southbound side of the fence and in cherry hill watch out for a new crash along 70 eastbound past cornell avenue there by vw of cherry hill. we'll check it again rick and sharrie, coming up in the next half hour. >> okay, thanks matt.
>> well, very few thought that they could do it but the eagles did indeed beat the new england patriots and today fans are still in shock. the birds won that game 35-28 and the best part, they did it with intercepting tom brady twice. yesterday's victory has eagles fans and players feeling a lot more optimistic but head coach chip kelly says he's looking ahead. >> i believe we have a good football team. we proved yesterday we're a good football team but you know what, that doesn't matter this week 'cause it's a whole brand new week and it's got to start back over again so they'll come back into work tomorrow and we got to get our eyes focused on the road to buffalo. >> next up for the birds, the bills this sunday at 1 o'clock right here at home. >> uh-huh much more still to come on "action news" at 5:00 tonight a new program at the university of pennsylvania is helping children born premature catch up with -- when it can comes to reading. ali gorman tells us how it works and what inspired the program to be created. >> we'll have that story and more plus cecily tynan will return with a full accuweather
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the u.s. into world war ii. and now those wounded in are remembered in atlantic city. the action cam was on boston avenue as it was dedicated as purple heart way. it was a special tribute to world war ii vet john pal man teary who lives on this street. palmantieri helped liberate france but was wounded by a german sniper months later. >> ready, aim, fire. [gunfire] >> a 21 gun salute was part of this pearl harbor memorial service in delaware this morning. it was held at the by sen tell yell memorial park in newport. veterans and others gathered here every year on this day to remember those who died when the japanese military attacked in 1941. >> all right, turning to health check a new reading program is launched at the university of pennsylvania. it aims to help kids who are at high risk for language delays so that they can catch up to their peers.
>> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins us at the big board with the details on this. hi, ali. >> reporter: hi, guys. there are two major factors pediatricians talk about babies born premature or living in poverty that are at a greater risk for being millions of words behind their peers before school even starts. but there is a simple intervention that can help. >> panda panda bear what do you see. >> reporter: new mom taj homes is reading to her twin boys. they were born early at just 28 weeks. >> it's been hard, real hard. >> reporter: not only did the boys face multiple medical problems but dr. laura rabino says babies born premature are at a greater risk for language delays later in life. she says reading to them every he day from the very beginning can help lessen the gap. that's why she and her colleague started babies and books at penn's neonatal intensive care unit. parents are end can courage to
read or talk to their babies continuously for at least 10 minutes during each visits. >> there's been a lot of studies that have suggested that because the brain is still developing, that constant auditory stimulation can improve language outcomes. >> reporter: this mom and dad loved the idea and say it empowers them knowing they can do something to make a difference. >> we read to them. i know it will help them succeed and we're going read to them every single night. >> reporter: that's what pediatricians recommend. the doctor says reading is a simple task that can can have long lasting effects. the first five years are crucial but for all parents -- >> i would say it's never too early to start. and it's never too late to start. >> reporter: for these twins they're getting stronger every day. their parents are hospital full for the future. >> to see them get bigger and get out of the hospital and just do well in life. >> we wish them all the best. each family also goes home
with a special book, the books are donated by several local organizations. as for the twins kyler was able to go home. can kaylo is still in the hospital but he is growing and doing well. rick and sharrie back over to you. >> nice story. thank you. >> good news there. >> quick break. "action news" at 5:00 continues after these messages. stay with us. i'm chris bosh. when i was sidelined with blood clots in my lung, it was serious. fortunately, my doctor had a game plan.
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>> ♪ >> business lab bad for chipotle following the e. coli outbreak. the restaurant chain stock took a tumble after announcing late friday that's sales are plummeting as much as 22 percent. chipotle is known for touting quality ingredients and says it's implementing stricter food safety standards. the cdc says the outbreak has sickened 52 people in nine states. no word yet on what ingredient was responsible, though. weight watchers is moving away from diets and will offer broader lifestyle plans to lose weight. the new plan is called beyond the scale and it includes exercise and food guidelines. weight watchers is hoping the plan will bring back some of its 20 million lapsed members. it's also hoping to capitalize on the star power of one of
its newest members, oprah winfrey who supports the move away from dieting. >> job seekers made their way to wynnefield heights today. the coast to coast career fair took place at the crown plaza on city avenue. nearly two dozen employers with about a thousand jobs available were meeting and greeting potential workers. the jobs range from technical professions to law enforcement. >> and still to come on "action news at 5:00 tonight we'll check that forecast for you. >> let's go outside to sky6 hd taking a live look at the city over penn's landing. meteorologist cecily tynan has details when we come back.
>> time now for the accuweather forecast at the "action news" big board let's check in with meteorologist cecily tynan. seems like another stretch of warm weather coming our way. >> that's right rick and sharrie. by next weekend we could have record warmth. in the meantime we've had some really beautiful sun sets lately. jim sent this to me on twitter from cumberland county. you can see that cloud deck doing great job of reflecting and refracting the reds and oranges and we had another beautiful sunset last night as well. temperatures have been very mild climbing since the weekend. saturday's high 51.
yesterday 53. today 57 degrees. that's 9 degrees above normal and later in the week temperatures will be climbing into the 60's. but yesterday morning philadelphia finally dropped down to 32 degrees. the second latest for the first freezing mark in history. the latest december 11th, way back in 1939. so, it will be a a mild december and it will continue to be so. in the meantime, snow in the poconos of course lacking but the snow drought is really across the entire east coast. this is the snow cover across new england and you have to go up to northern maine to get more than 3-inches of natural snow. buffalo no snow at all. the latest season with brown ground with no snow for 116 years. in the meantime the ski resorts out west are having a great start to their season. they've been just getting pummeled with snow but here temperatures remain on the mild side. philadelphia 52 degrees.
allentown 48. wilmington 50. millville 44 and trenton currently 51 degrees. and satellite6 along with action radar slowing we are getting some cloud cover from low pressure that's off the carolinas and you can actually see that little piece of upper level energy. what that will do, it will intensify that low but that low pressure is moving out to sea very quickly so we're seeing just some cloud cover now. could get clipped with a few showers in cape may county tonight but generally it's going to be dry and with the clouds not that cold for this time of year, 36 degrees in philadelphia. allentown, though, down to 28 degrees. wilmington and trenton 32 and cape may 39 degrees. the day planner will show you by sunset the clouds are out of here. we're dealing with a good amount of sunshine tomorrow, not quite as warm as today but by 10 o'clock, 43 degrees. by 1 o'clock, 49. and by 4 o'clock, back up into the 50's so you really don't have to bundle up much at all tomorrow. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, clouds move out very early tomorrow morning so plenty of sunshine.
a little bit cooler than today but still above normal with a high of 51 degrees. on wednesday, partly sunny. what was bump it up to 56 degrees. then thursday and friday looks like we will see more clouds than sunshine but despite that, a flow out of the south will bring us temps in the 60's. 60 degrees on thursday, friday 61 and saturday if you didn't put the lights on your house last weekend, do it this weekend. 63 degrees. that's just 2 degrees shy of the record high but sunday we have a good shot at hitting that record. adam will talk about that in the accuweather 7-day forecast. guys. >> wow. >> i know. >> like an early christmas present. >> merry christmas. >> yeah, thanks. >> she's cheap that way. >> much more still to come in our next half hour of "action news" at 5:00. delaware county business owner takes action when he sees a hateful message spray painted. we'll tell you why police are praising had im. >> a hot debate in one new
>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again. monica is off. sharrie williams joining us tonight and here's what's happening on action news this evening. the department of justice announces an investigation into the chicago police department. this as new video surfaces of another chicago police officer's deadly encounter with a suspect. cell phone cameras were rolling as swat members try to rescue a woman being held hostage in delaware county. and could the pennsylvania budget impasse be nearing an end? we'll explain what's happened in harrisburg today. >> we are continuing to follow new developments out of chicago. the department of justice is now investigating the city's police department for alleged racial inequality. this as a second video surfaces of a deadly
confrontation between an officer and a black suspect who was shot in the back and killed. abc's elizabeth hur is live in new york with more. elizabeth. >> reporter: sharrie, good evening to you and yes, there's that new video but this investigation is really the latest fallout from the shooting death of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald's. there is more anger in the community after police reports from the night of that shooting don't quite match up with the dashcam video. >> the department of justice has opened an investigation into whether the chicago police department has engaged in a pattern or practice of violation of the constitution or federal law. >> reporter: u.s. attorney general loretta lynch confirming an investigation into chicago's policing policies, its use of force and accountability. >> disciplinary actions and its handling of allegations of misconduct. >> reporter: the news coming on the heels of more protests over the weekend following the release of police reports that
seems to contradict what this dashcam video shows from the night laquan mcdonald was shot and killed. officer jason van dyk charged with murder after prosecutors say he shot mcdonald 16 times in 15 seconds claims in the report that after ordering mcdonald to drop his knife, the teen continued to advance toward him even though the video shows mcdonald walking away van dyk went on to report that mcdonald got within 10 to 15 feet of him so the officer claims he acted in defense of his life. the video then shows mcdonald on the ground. today authorities in chicago also released this dashcam video of another deadly police-involved shooting also from last october but announced they determined this shooting was justified. calling the federal review welcome news. >> anything that we can do to improve police relations with the public, to build confidence in our communities that the police officers are out there doing their job and doing it correctly, i welcome
that. >> reporter: chicago mayor rahm emanuel also said he welcomes this federal investigation stating the mutual goal here is to establish a stronger and better police department in the city. we are live in new york, i'm elizabeth hur for channel6 "action news. sharrie, back to you. >> all right, it's rick, thank you elizabeth for that report. now to the latest on the first of six trials involving baltimore police officers charged in the death of freddie gray. today attorneys for officer william porter try and discredit gray's autopsy report saying it was only a threat and not backup by facts. prosecutors say porter is partially responsible for gray's death because he didn't buckle gray into a seat belt when he was riding in the back of a police van. they also allege porter did not call for a medic when gray asked for medical help. world news tonight with david muir will have much more on the baltimore trial as well as the department of justice's investigation into the chicago police department. you can watch there tonight at 6:30 following "action news"
at 6:00. >> ♪ >> we've got some breaking news to give you to here at 5 o'clock on "action news." this a report of a nasty two-vehicle accident and crash happening in philadelphia's mayfair section. this happened only about 14 minutes ago. the report coming in at 5:20. again, a two-vehicle crash. chopper6 over the scene. this is at rowland and vista streets. a nasty crash involving two vehicles. we're being told that at least one person is reportedly trapped. as you take a look at the live pictures you can see how active the scene is with paramedics and also firefighters on the scene involving these two vehicles. this crash we're being told is also near abraham lincoln high school, so traffic is being cordoned off in this area shut down redirected because of this crash. again, this is happening in philadelphia's mayfair section, a two-vehicle crash, one person reportedly trapped. we'll bring you more information as we get it. in other news a 911 call
to upper darby police this afternoon led to a dramatic raid and rescue of a woman who was being held hostage. this all unfolded along cloverdale avenue this afternoon. a neighbor sent "action news" this video as police superintendent michael chitwood and members of the swat team moved outside of the home with guns drawn. authorities say the victim called and told them she had been beaten by a man that she met last night. that man allegedly said he would not be taken alive and was armed with a long gun rifle. "action news spoke to a neighbor who saw it all go down. >> saw mr. chitwood here so that made me think it was something out of the ordinary but it was it was -- these things do not happen on cloverdale. we do not have police in our backyards. >> we locked down two of the schools over here, highland park and saint lawrence, put them in shelter-in-place and we tried to negotiate, tried to make contact. we he couldn't make contact. >> the suspect surrendered to
police when they threatened to send a k-9 officer into the basement where law hiding. chopper6 was overhead as the man was put into the back of a police car. the victim is in the hospital recovering from multiple injuries. >> a serial burglary suspect is behind bars tonight after police say he went on a criminal spree during thanksgiving week. he is 45-year-old steven gle there. sor. detectives believe he broke into at least seven businesses between november 24th and the 29th. on saturday morning officers spotted a man fitting the suspect's description and arrested glelser. no one was hurt in the burglaries. detectives have also released surveillance video of an alleged mail thief in center city. happened at an apartment building at 20th and walnut back on october 30. the suspect forced opened the mailboxes and rifled through people's mail. investigators believe he got away with a credit card which he later used. if you recognize him, you're asked to call philadelphia police. >> two people including a philadelphia firefighter were
injured during a fire fight in south philadelphia overnight. well, this was the scene along the 2300 block of moore street. crews arrived as flames shooting out of a second floor window. thankfully firefighters were able to contain it to that area before it spread. one firefighter was overcome with heat exhaustion and treated at the hospital. he's now at home. a person in the house was also taken to the hospital for observation. >> personalized happened guns otherwise known as smart guns could become more prevalent in the garden state if a new bill passes in the state assembly. the new jersey senate voted 22 to 15 in favor of legislation that requires gun retailers to sell personalized handguns in the same manner as other firearms. lawmakers say this could result in less gun violence if firearms can be limited to authorized users only. but opponents of the bill say government shouldn't mandate what retailers sell. the legislation now goes to the assembly for a full vote. no word on where governor
christie stands on the issue. >> a new report criticizes major inequalities in philadelphia high schools. public citizens for children and youth says magnet high schools get more resources and attention than neighborhood high schools. yet the neighborhood ones have the bigger job to do handling more students with serious issues. the group hopes the new budget from harrisburg will help principals at schools like roxborough high. >> students come with trauma. they come from having moved from family to family, home to home. they come with mental health challenges. they come with english language challenges, cultural challenges and they need counselors. >> superintendent william height says many of the issues are already part of his plan but this report helps his reform efforts. the school's cited average four or more principals in a five year period. >> big progress in harrisburg today. a proposal that could end the five-month budget stalemate
was passed by the senate and is now on its way to the house. $30.8 billion plan includes $350 million in additional funding for public schools. the senate majority leader says the budget package is one that governor tom wolf has agreed to sign if lawmakers approve it. it's unclear what house members will do with this new plan. >> it is time to get a check of how things are moving out on the roads tonight. >> if they're moving at all. matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. how we looking? >> drivers want to plan to stay away from this spot. 309 in glenside by acadia university rick and sharrie, there's a new crash just popped up a couple minutes ago and police just pulled up on the scene. this is route 309 by easton road southbound lanes right here. you can see the left lane blocked. northbound is here with the left lane out as well. so, we've got delays in both directions here along 309 in glenside. these northbound cars headed towards the turnpike where there was an earlier crash this afternoon. in the eastbound lanes between norristown and fort washington cleared awhile ago but damage is done.
still 18 miles per hour approaching fort washington. from chopper6 hd the scene of a it was car crash in mayfair rowland near vista by abraham lincoln high school. that also a good spot to avoid. normal delays along 95 and the schuylkill expressway at this point. plenty of slow speeds but mostly just normal delays and this is the ben franklin bridge westbound we had a broken down vehicle coming into center city. that's cleared out so the delay there is also starting to thin. rick and sharrie, back over to you. >> okay, thank you, matt. much more still to come on "action news" monday night. two university students in new york are safe this evening after authorities say they were abducted from campus. what police are saying about the case coming up. >> and eagles fans are still flying high tonight after last night's stunning victory over the patriots. ducis rodgers has more from chip kelly coming up in sports. adam. >> sharrie, we saw some sunshine early on in the day. you probably noticed the clouds increasing this afternoon. it's all because of a storm
>> four people are behind bars tonight for allegedly abducting two university of rochester students and holding them hostage. the two senior students were last seen early saturday morning near campus. detectives say it an pierce the students were specifically targeted but it's still not clear why. swat teams rescued the students about 4 miles away from the school. one had been shot in the leg before the rescue. both of them are now hospitalized and are expected to recover. >> talking sports now, ducis rodgers is here and of course everyone is still talking about what the eagles did yesterday. >> you heard that term any given sunday. >> any given sunday. >> that means on any given sunday anybody can win. the eagles shocked the patriots yesterday with that 35-28 victory but they did not shock themselves. the eagles offense was bailed out by the defense and special teams units late in the first half. chris march goes blocked a punt. good returned it for a touchdown. that tied the game. the defense came up way score. malcolm jenkins returned this
interception 99 yards for a td. the eagles picked off tom brady twice and they also scored 35 unanswered points in this win. if you think chip kelly is basking in the glory today, you're wrong. he's moving on. >> we take each week as an individual season. we have the same exact question after the dallas game and what will that do for you and we went out and lost to miami. our total focus and concentration is just on buffalo. we'll highlight what we did well, but we also have a lot of mistakes that we have to still continue to correct. >> we came here beat a really, really good team, beat, you know, the best quarterback in the league and that's not -- that's a tall task. they don't lose at home and so but this is a game that we needed to win. we needed this momentum. we needed this spark to kind of carry us on throughout the season and the games don't get any easier for us going forward. >> another eagles news team source confirms wide receiver miles austin has been cutter and can kickoff for the december 20th game against arizona has been moved to 8:30 p.m. matt rhule has serious job
security a six year contract that runs through the 2021 season. rhule did talk with missouri last month about its opening. two years ago the owls had two wins in their season under his leadership they won't 10 games this year. on december 22nd temple will face toledo in the boca rat tone bowl. sixers off to a one and 20 start to their season. ownership is not happy with that. they have made a change in the front officers structure adding hall of fame executive jerry colangelo as chairman of basketball operations. our jaime apody is live were the wells fargo send with more. >> this is a surprise announc announce. he said working with the sixers wasn't on his radar screen. the 76-year-old hall of famer former gm of the suns he also owned the suns and the diamondbacks, his knowledge is extensive, his experience invaluable. take a look at the new brain trust of the sixers front office. colangelo will collaborate
with sam ling key butter hinkie is still the team's gm. josh harris said he still trusts the process but after a one and 20 start he wants to speeds the process up. colangelo thinks he can help. >> when you analyze, okay, where is this franchise, where are the strengths, where are the weaknesses, i mean, my job is to be here to help in all those areas. so, i think there's a lot there can be done to be helpful but it's in the form of being helpful before decisions are really made about, you know, major decisions. >> this is not a deviation from our plan, rather, it is an opportunity to drive our organization forward in an impactful way by adding an invaluable mind. >> colangelo will probably also be around to guide this guy, 19-year-old troubled rookie jahlil okafor will return to sixers lineup tonight. however, he is not starting. that's because he's also been under the weather the past few days in addition to being
suspended. sixers facing the spurs tonight. spurs are good, the sixers are not so much. all right, live at the wells fargo center, jaime apody channel6 "action news. ducis. >> jamie thank you. anything they can do to turn this season around. >> okay. thank you. >> thanks ducis. >> if you aren't yet in the hospital day spirit tonight's lineup on 6abc prime time will certainly do the trick. at 8 o'clock, it's decorating to the extreme and the great christmas light fight at 10 o'clock it's the great holiday baking show after that it's "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪ it's the holidays. which means a house full of people -- who all want to get online. so it's the perfect time for verizon fios. it has the fastest internet and wifi available. with speeds from 50 to 500 megs. and right now, you'll get 50 meg fios internet, tv and phone for 79.99 a month online for your first year.
>> adam joseph here with the good news in the weather department for this week. >> if you like it warm. >> we do. >> and you like a lack of snow. >> we do. >> ice or sleet. >> keep going. >> you're going to like the seven day. >> we'll be right back. >> you want to see these numbers. double scan live radar we have some precipitation lurking just off the coast of cape may as a coastal storm is developing off of the carolinas and virginias but most of us will stay dry overnight tonight. the action cam out earlier and again no signs of winter whatsoever, how it feels, how it looks. the only snow men around this time of year especially this year is the inflatable kind and let me tell you that is one big snow man. as we take a look at ocean
city, new jersey, from one of our viewer pictures just sent into our "action news" facebook and twitter pages, you can see some of those beautiful breath taking clouds many of you probably snapped a picture this evening and this is some of those clouds. the high clouds. some of the ice in the clouds from that storm off the coast kind of playing off of the sunset this evening and there you can see the ocean city cause way there showing a spectacular sight with some of those darker blues and also those hot pinks. freighter in pottstown, 46 saint davids. chester 47 degrees, tannersville coming in at 35 and to the south and east many 40's on the board here anywhere from the mid to upper 40's especially right along the shore and in the state of delaware temperatures right around 45 to 46. there's the storm developing. we have some energy over west virginia being injected into the storm so this will develop just off shore and will continue to race out to sea. the only locations there could see a shower or two southern delaware southern parts of cape may county as we go
deeper into the evening hours as it passes by. so, it's a lot of clouds overnight tonight. that shower far south and east, 28 in the suburbs, 36 degrees for center city and that school day forecast for tuesday, looking pretty good. a little chilly in the morning, need the winter gear at 37. then we climb quickly into the 40's by noon. and right around 50 degrees in the afternoon, still 4 degrees above average with that bright sky. in fact we take a look at that bright sky up in the lehigh valley tomorrow, mostly sunny a light wind out of the north which will drop the temperature from where we saw today a little bit to 49 degrees and down the shore tomorrow just a few clouds, again that northerly wind but well above the average with temperatures topping off at 53 degrees. if you're a skier or snowboarder i'm going to do this for you because take a look at that exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. 51 tomorrow with sunshine. just a few clouds on wednesday, 56 degrees. another front comes in thursday, friday, a lot of clouds, some peeks of sun but very mild with high
temperatures in the low 60's. and over the upcoming weekend if you have holiday parties, hey, don't even need a jacket. >> have them outside. >> how about that, you can have them outside. brighter warmer saturday, 63. could be record tying here on sunday at 65. and it stays in the mid 60's but rainy here come monday at 65 degrees. you know you come to the holiday party you got to jam pack the closet with everyone's winter gear. not needed this week. >> i usually don't run outside in december but i might just actually. >> cecily and i will take you up on the offer. [laughter] >> okay,. >> as the work week gets under way make it part of your routine to check in at 6abc.com/weather. hourly forecasts and storm tracker6 live radar will keep you up to date. >> a delaware county landscaper fed up with the offensive graffiti he saw on an i-95 overpass in chester did something about it. and his actions are going viral. pat mccusker saw the words
>> great christmas tree battle in rosedale park new jersey seems tock over. council member sharrie story quit after the mayor ended a 20 year tradition of calling it a holiday tree in favor of a christmas tree. she said it might violate separation of church and state and could offend an increasingly diverse community. story has now rescinded her resignation. >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team are standing boo with these stories and more next at 6:00. new developments in the beating death of a woman in fishtown. who is in police custody. plus what police learned about the motive for the murder. plus, find out why one gas station in south jersey is selling gas for nearly four
dollars when the state average is under two bucks. >> also middle schoolers in bucks county learn to ballroom dance. that and much more coming up next at 6:00. now for monica malpass meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody ducis rodgers sharrie williams the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice evening. good night. the centers for medicare and medicaid services recently asked patients to rate the
quality of over 3.500 hospitals. fewer than 6% received 5 stars. among them was cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia. cancercenter.com slash eastern. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan, and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> monday night, two philadelphia high school students are in custody for allegedly assaulting a teacher. and a warm december means bad business for area ski
resorts. but the big story on "action news" tonight is word of late developments in the fishtown section of philadelphia. the first reaction today was one of shock as word spread that 54-year-old kathy wilson was murdered inside her home. she was the victim of an absolutely brutal beating and late today police say two people admitted their involvement in the killing. "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist is live in the 1300 block of earl street. sarah, you've got the full story. >> reporter: well, jim, these new details we now know two are in custody, single digit-year-old james cheeveer and jane johnson. johnson worked for wilson here in her home helping her out because the victim wilson had been sick for some time. the motive we're told was robbery. people knew wilson had inherited money and police say the suspect took cash from the house after beating wilson to death.